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Extortion threats force Bihar doctor couple to leave government service


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) A doctor couple in Bihar's East Champaran district have resigned from their jobs at a government hospital after repeated extortion demands and threats by a gangster. ... Read more...

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‘Their tears would make an ocean overflow’


August 8th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Oak Creek (Wisconsin), Aug 8 (IANS) "Struck by calm & composure of victim families. No trace of rancour. But their tears would fill an ocean, make it overflow."So tweeted India's ... Read more...

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16 killed, dozens injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and dozens of others, including children, injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency Saturday after a bomb ripped through a market area, ... Read more...

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Agra may soon get international air terminal (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) Taj city Agra may soon get a brand new international air terminal at Dhanuali, close to the Kheria IAF base here, if the project gets the ... Read more...

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Agra may soon get international air terminal


June 9th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) Taj city Agra may soon get a brand new international air terminal at Dhanuali, close to the Kheria IAF base here, if the project gets the ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans to connect Delhi with Vrindavan and Mathura


May 31st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) is planning to connect Vrindavan and Mathura with New Delhi considering the high potential of religious tourism of the ... Read more...

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Heat death toll in Odisha climbs to 21


May 29th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) The death toll from sunstroke climbed to 21 in Odisha with officials Monday confirming the death of a 55-year-old man in Khordha district.Sankar Samantaray, a resident ... Read more...

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Shimla convent school allows students to wear turban


April 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) An over one-and-half-month old controversy over wearing of full-sized turban by Sikh students ended Saturday with a prominent boys' school here allowing them to wear the ... Read more...

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Parents fume over turban curbs in Shimla school


April 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 26 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari's alma mater St. Edward's School here has refused to allow Sikh students to wear full-sized turban, parents alleged Thursday. They ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

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Anna Hazare supporters sent to jail


April 16th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 16 (IANS) A city court Monday sent to 14 days in jail four Anna Hazare supporters who wanted to install a statue of the anti-graft activist here ... Read more...

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Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground here, which has been ... Read more...

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Annandale ground: Army, Himachal head for confrontation


April 15th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Himachal Pradesh government appear to be heading for a confrontation over the strategically important Annandale ground, which has been in ... Read more...

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360 graduates join Afghan National Police


April 13th, 2012 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 13 (IANS) A total of 360 newly-graduating policemen have joined the Afghan National Police after completion of their training.The policemen, including 120 officers, underwent a six-month training in ... Read more...

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Maoists release Italian hostage, MLA still missing (Second Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) Maoists Thursday released Italian tour operator Bosusco Paolo after keeping him in captivity for nearly a month, officials said as the fate of another hostage, Odisha's ... Read more...

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Gurgaon shops, brace for ‘girlcott’ onslaught!


April 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 11 (IANS) Enough of slogans and silent candlelight marches. Tired of crimes against women and the administration's attitude, a bunch of women in Gurgaon is about to ... Read more...

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Breaking 27-year jinx, Chandigarh hotel to open finally


April 9th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Chandigarh residents had virtually given up hope of seeing the hotel ever function. But, finally after 27 years, the Park Plaza, which has changed its name ... Read more...

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Agra citizens demand firm action against encroachers


March 25th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Agra citizens Sunday demanded firm and drastic action against encroachers who were blocking traffic movement and threatening the survival of historical buildings.In a resolution, concerned citizens ... Read more...

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Maoists blast bridge, torch trucks in Bihar


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Maoists blew up a bridge and an office and set ablaze six trucks in Bihar's Jamui district during their two-day strike to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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Two Italians abducted in Odisha, claim Maoists (Lead)


March 18th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) Maoists Sunday claimed to have abducted two Italian tourists in Odisha, a local television channel report said. Police are verifying if the incident is true.The Maoists, ... Read more...

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China to recruit 8,000 police officers


January 31st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) China will recruit 8,000 police officers to boost security in its western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said.Their tasks include patrolling, management of the migrant population ... Read more...

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China’s Shaolin Temple risks losing rating


January 31st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese martial art kungfu, faces losing its top rating after it was found littered with garbage and the scene of traffic ... Read more...

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500,000 take ritual dip in Konark


January 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Braving the chill, about 500,000 Hindu devotees Monday took a ritual bath in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark and offered prayers to the ... Read more...

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Jokes apart: Pakistani comedy barred for Indian Army


January 25th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 25 (IANS) Laughter may be the best medicine, but for the Indian Army, a dose 'Made in Pakistan' may be too bitter to swallow.Pakistani stand-up comedians Irfan Malik ... Read more...

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Andamans tribals’ semi-naked dance: Authorities promise action (Roundup)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Andaman and Nicobar authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for tourists, as ... Read more...

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Government denies Andaman tribes exploited (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Andamans authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe in the islands were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for food ... Read more...

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Government seeks report on Andaman tribals dancing for food (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The government Wednesday sought a report from the administration in the Andaman islands after a shocking video clip released by a leading British newspaper ... Read more...

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Aurangabad crowd goes berserk over Priyanka, Shahid (With Images)


January 10th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) It became a Herculean task for Kunal Kohli to shoot a song sequence with Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra for his tentatively titled "Teri Meri ... Read more...

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One dead in Bengal train collision


January 8th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) One person was killed and six others injured as a local train collided with a stationary train in West Bengal's Nadia district Saturday, a railway official ... Read more...

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Bihar villagers upbeat ahead of Trinidad and Tobago PM’s visit


January 7th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) Ahead of Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's visit to her ancestral village in Bihar, preparations are in full swing at the village and ... Read more...

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13 killed in China road accident


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 3 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed when a truck rammed into a bus Tuesday in central China.About 40 others were injured in the accident that took place around ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Chandigarh houses of PM, ministers


December 27th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Security around the private houses of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, union ministers Kapil Sibal, Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ambika Soni in Chandigarh was tightened as ... Read more...

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Tainted Odisha official’s farmhouse is now a farmers’ centre


December 15th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (IANS) Odisha Wednesday converted the confiscated farmhouse of a tainted official into a nursery and a farmers' training centre, a statement said.The 2.6 acres farmhouse, which started ... Read more...

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Snake-charmer uses reptiles to remind officials of assured land


December 1st, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) A snake-charmer let loose a number of snakes in a government office of a small Uttar Pradesh town to shake up government officials who would not ... Read more...

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Plans to circulate coolant in Kudankulam reactor


November 19th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Officials are mulling circulating coolant water in the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) as the stagnant water in the reactor vessel and ... Read more...

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